City complying with EPA's revised Lead and Copper Rule

The City of McAlester Utilities Department started to inventory and inspect all public and private service lines as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Revised Lead and Copper Rule.

This nationwide initiative is crucial for ensuring the safety and quality of water throughout our system while taking a proactive measure to ensure compliance with EPA regulations. Customers will also be asked soon to complete a questionnaire that will provide valuable input to help focus our efforts in the process.

City crews are performing the inspections only on service lines and the inspections come at no cost. Inventory findings will be published by the EPA's deadline of October 16, 2024.

These enhanced regulations and nationwide efforts contribute to improvements in water quality across America. The City of McAlester is committed to providing cleaner and safer water for our community. We understand the significance of this endeavor and we appreciate everyone's understanding and cooperation throughout this process.

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